If you had any doubts that Keith Olbermann is an asshat,
Ann Althouse will remove them.
Quote du Jour from
Frank Miller (yes, that Frank Miller) on patriotism:
Patriotism, I now believe, isn't some sentimental, old conceit. It's self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation's survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don't all hang together, we all hang separately. Just like you have to fight to protect your friends and family, and you count on them to watch your own back.(Via Michelle, ma belle. And, yes, it's on the NPR website.)
And, speaking of patriotism, I've been fond of this Arlo Guthrie
song for a number
Living now here but for fortuneI'm not sure what Arlo would think about a guy like me liking it, though. Nevertheless. If you'd like to get your mitts around a great performance of the song, Amazon will oblige you.
Placed by fate's mysterious schemes
Who'd believe that we're the ones asked
To try to rekindle the patriot's dreams
But it's not all high-minded music appreciation here at Pun Salad today.
Do you like motivational posters? Do you hate them? In either case,
haven't you often wished
someone would parody them using images from
Trek or 24? Me too.